ArmInfo. Periodically arising, though not the most terrible, but the problems and questions between Armenia and Russia are the result of various development vectors of our countries. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, the head of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation Stepan Grigoryan.
<Everything is simple - Russia, unfortunately, is gradually moving towards totalitarianism. Armenia, meanwhile, is also gradually, but steadily moving towards democracy. Democratic government systems have traditionally been difficult to work with totalitarian or authoritarian systems. So, this is an objective problem that did not arise yesterday and not only between Armenia and Russia,> he emphasized. Moreover, according to the political scientist, there are some forces in Armenia trying to solve their own problems within Armenia, to promote their own political and other agenda through certain circles of Moscow. The first of them, according to him, is the Republican Party, or rather what is left of it after being removed from power. It was precisely such activity, in his opinion, that the political assessment of the RPA's activities would inevitably be stopped.
<This assessment should have been given not in words, as Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan did. It was necessary to give it at the legislative level - in the National Assembly. After this, the remnants of the "former" would no longer have to call external forces for help. A political assessment would completely deprive them of such an opportunity. Unfortunately, this was not done. Today we are reaping the results>, he stressed.
Grigoryan, in this light, highlighted the recent statement by the leader of Prosperous Armenia Gagik Tsarukyan about "anti-Russian sentiments spread in Armenia". According to his estimates, in reality, no one disseminates anti-Russian sentiments in Armenia artificially. But rational, justified criticism of the Russian policy towards Armenia, for example, regarding the issue of gas prices, is indeed evident in the Armenian society. According to the political scientist, such criticism is a normal phenomenon, and Moscow should be aware of the presence in the country's society - a strategic ally of such sentiments. On June 2, the leader of the Prosperous Armenia party, Gagik Tsarukyan, expressed concern about the "artificial aggravation of anti-Russian sentiment in Armenia," blaming the anti-Armenian, anti-state forces for this, trying to break the friendly ties between the two peoples. "As the chairman of the country's largest opposition political force, as a citizen, I will do everything possible to suppress provocations aimed at forming anti-Russian sentiments in our country," Tsarukyan said.